Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

Preformed Scrubber Reduces Smoke Emissions

April 25, 2014

Recently, a flashover sim-ulator manufacturer investigated the available smoke emission control technologies that it could incorporate into an upgrade of a major New York State fire department's flashover simulator.

Fire in a Fully Sprinklered Building

April 25, 2014

On the afternoon of August 31, 2013, fire broke out at the roof level near the center of a nearly 300,000-square-foot food distribution warehouse in Delanco, New Jersey.

10 Foundation Stones of Fireground Knowledge for Company Officers

April 25, 2014

As a member of the volun- teer/on-call fire service for more than 36 years, I have seen totally opposite extremes when it comes to the quality and capabilities of company officers.

Firefighters Battle Multi-Alarm Pennsylvania Motel Fire

April 23, 2014

Firefighters battled a fire that went to five alarms today at a motel in Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania.

Firefighters Battle Wind-Driven Paterson (NJ) Fire

April 21, 2014

Easter morning was disrupted in Paterson, New Jersey, by a fast-moving fire on Totowa Avenue that left 11 people homeless.

Firefighters Battle Six-Alarm Cambridge (MA) Fire

April 17, 2014

Firefighters battled an overnight fire that went to six alarms at an apartment complex.

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Partners with NIST, FDNY for New Online Training Program

April 15, 2014

UL FSRI announced the release of "Scientific Research for the Development of More Effective Tactics"--a free online course that serves as a culmination of the full-scale field experiments performed on Governors Island by the Fire Department of New York, NIST, and UL.

CSB Releases Analysis of Rupture and Hydrogen Blast in 2009 Silver Eagle Refinery Accident

April 12, 2014

A massive explosion and fire at the Silver Eagle Refinery on November 4, 2009, in Woods Cross, Utah, which damaged homes in a nearby neighborhood, was caused by a rupture in a pipe that had become dangerously thin from corrosion, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) reported today.

FDIC 2014: Steve Kerber of UL

April 11, 2014

Steve Kerber of Underwriters Laboratories, this year's winner of the George D. Post/Fire Engineering Instructor of the Year Award, will be discussing fire dynamics and research during today's FDIC 2014 live Google Hangout.

Lt. Gregory Pickard Posthumously Awarded 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

April 9, 2014

Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department, who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the winner of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award. Lt. Pickard was part of the rapid intervention team.